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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

South Ossetian news site hijacked - August 2008


DATE:
2008-08

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
South Ossetia

AFFECTED SITES:
osinform.ru

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Content completely replaced by that of another site.

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
Hack, Hijack

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
The front page of a South Ossetian news site was completely replaced by Alania TV's content - which is supported by the Georgian government. Part of the South Ossetian war events. Possibly in reaction to a group of Georgian servicemen killed in the area just prior.

URLS:
1. http://www.civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=18896


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